I've never had this problem before, so I figured I'd ask around about what just happened.
I order a bump of Merino each month (27 lbs) from R.H. Lindsay's. I never weigh it when it arrives, because I've never had it magically disappear before. After dyeing ALL of it within three days, I noticed that the final product weighs only 19 lbs. I couldn't have misplaced any of it because I'm in a small apartment with a small workspace- wool has nowhere to hide! Has anyone received a short order from RHL before? That's the only explanation I have. I mean, the roving is a little dusty before I wash and dye it, but not enough to add up to 8 whopping lbs.
I'm using a USPS scale which I know is accurate (I check it using weights once a week- I rely on correct numbers for my biz).
I could understand a pound or two- sometimes I have lousy dye jobs or little fluffs that float away. I guess I'll contact them about this situation tonight- I'm just worried that they'll think I'm conning them or something.